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Casual Elegance, Exceptional Views, Private Oceanfront Retreat

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Welcome to Hale Lauhau: privacy, serenity, elegance


Last updated: 08/28/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Your private theater for the spectacular sea and sky vistas of the Big Island, Hale Lau Hau is a comfortable and elegant home which features 2 master suites, fully appointed chef's kitchen and unparalleled outdoor living. Its prime location provides privacy and uninterrupted ocean and mountain views. Local art, handcrafted tropical furnishings, and Pacific Island artifacts enrich the fine finish details of tropical hardwoods, stone, and glass of this ocean front retreat. Although it luxuriously accommodates six, Hale Lau Hau retains an intimate and relaxed atmosphere for smaller parties. Built on a single easy access level, the Hale has an open floor plan and ocean views from every room. Sliding glass doors open the entire home to the relaxing sounds and cooling breezes of the Pacific, providing the tropical island experience of your dreams.

By Day: Awaken to the broad blue Pacific shining at your feet. Enjoy your breakfast and the ever-changing views from the covered lanai. Dolphins frequent the area, leaping and spinning as they cruise along shore, just several hundred feet away. During the whale season (Nov-Mar) humpback whales congregate along this stretch of pristine coast, so close your binoculars are not necessary! Immediately in front of the Hale, undersea coral gardens and lava formations create a beautifully diverse habitat worthy of snorkeling or diving explorations. Your secluded ocean access is steps away. If you like, wander the historic fishermen's trail and observe ancient Hawaiian archaeological sites adjacent to Hale Lau Hau. Bicyclists, runners and walkers will adore the road between the Hale and Hawi which features wide paved shoulders, minimal traffic and amazing ocean views. You might also just relax in the sun with a book or order in a massage. We can recommend a skilled therapist who is just a phone call away.

If you can pull yourself away from this private paradise, the famous white sand beaches of the Kohala Gold Coast are minutes away. Cool mountains, deep valleys, ancient cultural sites, world famous resorts, golf, shopping, spas, fine dining, art galleries, farmer's markets, horseback riding, hiking, snorkeling, SCUBA, deep sea fishing, and boating are also conveniently close.

By Night: Relax and enjoy the sunset from the comfort of custom made 'power loungers'. As the days' colors fade, the bright hem of the milky way swirls across the night sky. The private deck is perfect for romantic star gazing; the brand new infinity pool and spa are sublime. The family chefs will love the luxurious (ocean view!) kitchen and BBQ. Imagine intimate seaside meals prepared with fresh and delicious local ingredients. The Hale's cookbook collection is available to inspire and entertain. Or, if you choose, there are numerous outstanding nearby restaurants to tempt you. In addition to the usual luxury resort restaurants, there are many local gems to discover in nearby Kawaihae, upcountry Waimea, and quaint Hawi. Live music, hula and other evening entertainments can be found within a 15 minute radius of the Hale.

Convenience: Free from the traffic-clogged roads of Kona, the vog and the crowds, Hale Lau Hau is an ideally located home base for all of your Big Island adventures. Only 40 easy-driving minutes from Kailua-Kona International Airport, Hale Lau Hau is located in the exclusive and gated Kohala Waterfront. Unlike Kohala by the Sea, Kohala Estates and Kohala Ranch, Kohala Waterfront is the only oceanfront community in this area. Well stocked grocery stores and wine marts are within a 15 minute drive to Mauni Lani or Waimea. The best local fish market, a small farmer's market, tropical flower stand, convenience store, shave ice and ice cream stand, as well as a surprising choice of excellent dining and entertainment opportunities are 3 minutes away at Kawaihae harbor. The harbor also hosts ocean going activities such as kayaking, fishing, snorkeling, SCUBA, whale and dolphin watches, and sunset cruising. Easy access from the Hale to the Belt and Saddle roads means uncomplicated travel to any part of the island. Finally, just in case, nearby Waimea offers medical facilities and pharmacies. We welcome you to come and experience your ideal Hawaiian getaway at Hale Lau Hau.

Keywords: Three bedrooms, 3 baths, non smoking, whale watching, convenient location, indoor-outdoor island living, gourmet kitchen, luxury furnishings throughout


Property Type

  • House
  • 3250 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Limited Accessibility:

    Single level floorplan. The roomy kitchen has wide aisles. Both master suites have walk in showers. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    Absolutely no smoking on these premises....moreless

  • Pets Not Allowed

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Uninterrupted views from Hualalai to Haleakala, private, convenient to all amenities, soaking tubs in two bathrooms. Luxurious new swimming pool and spa!...moreless


  • Books:

    small library including collection of texts on hawaiian culture, history and natural history, ...moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Music Library:

    A central stereo system is wired throughout the house. Controllable in each room and the lanai, it takes input from radio and cable music stations....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) TV in each bedroom...moreless

  • Stereo
  • Video Library


  • Botanical Garden
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Luaus
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Whale Watching
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Enjoy unobstructed views from Hualalai to Maui's Haleakala. Mauna Lani and Mauna Kea complete this amazing landscape....moreless

  • Oceanfront:

    Hale Lau Hau sits on a promontory about 150 feet above the ocean. The land slopes to a beautiful rocky cove, a small bite into the rugged Kohala coastline. A primitive trail leads from the home to the shore-hugging fishermen's trail and a small stony beach about 250' away. There is very little development on the coast here and it feels (and looks)as if the entire north coast belongs to you....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving Or Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surf Fishing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning:

    dual zone ac...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance:

    Domestic long distance is free...moreless

  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet:

    WIFI/ apple TV...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    All are new. MicronOne allergen barriers are on all of the pillows and mattresses....moreless

  • Living Room:

    open concept home. Living room opens seamlessly to covered lanai...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided:

    beach towels, toys, coolers, chairs provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    There is also a new printer available for your use...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    If you wish, we can help you locate and hire exceptional caterers....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Outfitted with the help of a professional chef, any gourmet should be pleased with this kitchen. In addition to sharp knives and quality cookware, there is a thoughtful collection of equipment to make your cooking experiences enjoyable. There is ample tableware, glassware, and all of the goodies to host a large dinner party or special occasions....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This beautiful kitchen is roomy and designed for a chef. It has all of the equipment for those who love to cook, and all of the conveniences for those who do not....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator:

    There is an additional beverage fridge and zoned wine cooler in the wet bar....moreless


  • Deck / Patio:

    The hardwood sundeck features a hot tub, 4 lounge chairs, and large palm plants for a bit of shade and ambiance. It is a very private spot to relax, gaze at the ocean and listen to the waves. By night, the star gazing is remarkable. When was the last time you saw the Milkyway in all its glory?...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    A cool and breezy spot to relax, the wrap around lanai is the heart of this home. A gathering spot for meals, conversation and lounging, the lanai has tremendous ocean and coastal views. When the glass doors are open and recessed into the wall, this beautiful lanai melds with the open great room and kitchen, creating the liberating indoor-outdoor lifestyle you seek in Hawaii....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    New Weber gas grill...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    We provide beach chairs, towels and an umbrella. A boogie board and snorkel gear for 4 is also available....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    New integrated spa to be completed Dec 2014...moreless

  • Private Pool:

    Beautiful infinity edge pool is under construction. Completion in December 2014....moreless

  • Jetted Tub:

    (2) There are 2 indoor soaking tubs....moreless



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3 night min stay

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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • cleaning fee $400
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $2,000
  • Tax Rate 13.4%


This fall, Hale LauHau will feature a brand new swimming pool, spa, and entertainment room with big screen TV and bar. Fees will change. Please contact owner for latest pricing information.

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Last updated: 08/28/2015
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archaeological and historical sites, bird and whale watching, outdoor farmer's markets


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My husband and I live in Anchorage, AK. We adore remote and wild places and find our best selves in the natural world. Years of long, dark winters pushed us to search for a perfect sunny retreat to 'recharge our batteries' We were surprised to find that the Big Island embodies a unique combination of the natural and the luxurious--perfect for relaxing our minds and our bodies.

Why the Owner Chose Kohala Waterfront:
Seconds after entering the front door for the first time, we were drawn to the covered lanai. Here we sat mesmerized by the peace and unspoiled beauty stretching from horizon to horizon. Being from Alaska, we prefer our privacy and seek extreme natural beauty, but we also love fine dining and life's luxuries. We cannot believe our luck in finding this beautiful, peaceful, natural property which is so convenient to the best dining, beaches, and diverse activities the Big Island has to offer.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Every morning I wake up to the soft light on the ocean. I've watched outrigger canoes, dolphins and whales from bed. I feel it's just us and that huge blue expanse. After a day's adventures on the island, my husband loves relaxing on the lanai anticipating the green flash at sunset. (yes, it really does happen!) Finally, continuing our explorations of nearby towns and communities, we are amazed by the quality and creativity of our local chefs and artisans.

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  • Welcome to Hale Lauhau: privacy, serenity, elegance

    Welcome to Hale Lauhau: privacy, serenity, elegance

  • Enjoy elegant and comfortable outdoor living

    Enjoy elegant and comfortable outdoor living

  • Sunsets and stargazing from the spa.

    Sunsets and stargazing from the spa.

  • Fully appointed chef's kitchen and bar.

    Fully appointed chef's kitchen and bar.

  • Wide-open floorplan and unique island decor

    Wide-open floorplan and unique island decor

  • Romantic master suite.

    Romantic master suite.

  • Second master amazing as the first.

    Second master amazing as the first.

  • enjoy strolling the ancient fishermens' trail or world class snorkeling

    enjoy strolling the ancient fishermens' trail or world class snorkeling

  • Unwind, reconnect and renew yourself at Hale Lauhau

    Unwind, reconnect and renew yourself at Hale Lauhau

  • Your vacation home in paradise

    Your vacation home in paradise

  • Endless vistas from your private pool and spa

    Endless vistas from your private pool and spa

  • Intimate oceanfront dining every night!

    Intimate oceanfront dining every night!

  • Peace of mind and spirit.

    Peace of mind and spirit.

  • Watch the waves and relax in this exceptional outdoor shower.

    Watch the waves and relax in this exceptional outdoor shower.

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • Outrigger canoe races by our point.

    Outrigger canoe races by our point.

  • A wonderfully unique property

    A wonderfully unique property

VRBO #322119

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